September 25th sees the arrival of the first installment of new compilation series “Mixpak Pressure” by NYC label Mixpak, “Mixpak Pressure Volume One” is inspired by Southern rap instrumentals and it plays off crunk, screw and other offshoots.
“The compilation taps into the current interest in all things Dirty South, while putting a modern spin on the sound. Unencumbered by a full vocal, producers are able to strip down and flip the script, while exploring the trunk-rattling bass and scattershot snare rolls that characterize the sound.
Australiaâ€™s Lucid turns out the anthemic trance-driven “Transet”, pairing well with a hard-knocking piece called “Trunkin” by Phillyâ€™s Krueger(which you can grab as a free download below) and Matt Shadetekâ€™s massive “The Machines”. The Bay and NYC meet up on Dark Agesâ€™ old-skool hardcore-inspired “Amnesia Houz”, while UK grime producer Mr. Mitch gets simply ruffneck with horror house vocal play on “Badman Wheel”. Elsewhere, Mele, Sam Tiba, Sleepyhead, Strange VIP and Â¡El Cucuy! go wild and drop it down low. Crank this one loud and mix it up.”